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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 31st, 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,203
Posted By Clay B.
Have seen it working but I have not done it...

Have seen it working but I have not done it personally on a Rice Lake weight head. Have done something like this with a Metter Toledo weight head.

Bare in mind that the Ethernet adapter you plug...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 31st, 2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,974
Posted By Clay B.
If the distance sensor has an analog output that...

If the distance sensor has an analog output that is what I would use. Since the tires can be touching and you have signal scattering due to treads then it appears to me you are going to have to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 31st, 2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,453
Posted By Clay B.
If you are adding I/O to the main PLC/HMI its a...

If you are adding I/O to the main PLC/HMI its a simple drag and drop from the I/O list on the right to the picture of the PLC/HMI (If your screens are in the default layout the I/O screen is to the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 8th, 2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By Clay B.
Double check your part number I think you mean a...

Double check your part number I think you mean a 545 also. TI had a 400 series and it became the PLCs that Automation direct started to sell. You can still buy them and swap a 400 series TI for and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 23rd, 2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,218
Posted By Clay B.
Can you tell what you are trying to do with the...

Can you tell what you are trying to do with the tags. We may be able to give examples of how we would handle that job and you could then compare with what you have.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 16th, 2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,303
Posted By Clay B.
Anything sold by weight has to be on a certified...

Anything sold by weight has to be on a certified scale calibrated by a certified technician. That said it does not have to be the scale used to fill the container it can be one at final inspection...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 11th, 2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,303
Posted By Clay B.
This seams a bit odd. Does your container already...

This seams a bit odd. Does your container already have material in it? An 1100 lb tare seams a bit much. What is the actual weight of your container?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By Clay B.
Thanks now I just need to get a cable and...

Thanks now I just need to get a cable and software to find out how they are configured
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By Clay B.
Beckhoff Question

I have several Beckhoff Remote I/O's connected to an Siemens S5 PLC. My question is if I lose comms to the Remote I/O, do the remote outputs stay in their last state or do they shut off.

Edit for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 6th, 2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 44,679
Posted By Clay B.
480 Scar on the side of my hand

In the shop testing some panels we had just built. One was 240 and the other 480. Finished tested the 480 and pulled the plug. Unwired the test lead and let them drape across my hand and I got a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 26th, 2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,052
Posted By Clay B.
Never tried the IsPressed system Variable. I just...

Never tried the IsPressed system Variable. I just used the format tab and put 2 color for my pushbutton tag.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 25th, 2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,769
Posted By Clay B.
Was waiting on that comment. It is almost...

Was waiting on that comment. It is almost impossible to pass up.:beerchug:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 25th, 2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,052
Posted By Clay B.
Ahhh OK. You can make the button looked "pushed"...

Ahhh OK. You can make the button looked "pushed" by setting your format on the primitive to two state and use the Flag tag as the data source. I have attached an example. It uses the raised Panel...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 25th, 2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,052
Posted By Clay B.
Kinda confused here. Why not take a primitive and...

Kinda confused here. Why not take a primitive and just add data and action. This will allow it to be a push button under action (toggle if you want) and then just use the data tab to add your tag....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 6th, 2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,212
Posted By Clay B.
Increased use of vision with Robotics Larger...

Increased use of vision with Robotics
Larger Memory capacities with PLCs
More bundling of HMI and PLC programing software so it can be ridiculously expensive
More robotics with less guarding...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,798
Posted By Clay B.
May need some more details on your setup. Things...

May need some more details on your setup. Things I can think of off hand are a loose loadcell and noise. IF you are using multiple loadcells then it is possible to get a false reading if one of the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 17th, 2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,499
Posted By Clay B.
As several have said there are lots of reason to...

As several have said there are lots of reason to use and not use hardwired push buttons. One thing not mentioned is I/O. Whenever you use a push button you have to use an input on your PLC, that will...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 1st, 2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By Clay B.
With the G3's I reserve the OPC to send data to a...

With the G3's I reserve the OPC to send data to a PC for inventory, events etc. Something I can send as bundle every few seconds or so. Anything I need in less than a second I try to use Gateway...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 1st, 2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By Clay B.
Look at Gateway Tags. Since the data is already...

Look at Gateway Tags. Since the data is already in the 2 G3's connected to the PLC's using gateway tags would be the simplest method. Set up your singe G3 (the green one) as master on Modbust TCP.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 15th, 2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,519
Posted By Clay B.
Sounds like you are making it to complex. Why not...

Sounds like you are making it to complex. Why not just use the action function of your object to turn a tag on associated to your PLC. If you use a Momentary push button action you can put a dwell on...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 14th, 2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,936
Posted By Clay B.
True a strain gauge is supposed to be "bolt on"...

True a strain gauge is supposed to be "bolt on" but bear in mind that its accuracy is very hard to predict. Unlike a load cell your actual deflection is going to be unknown until you attach the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 14th, 2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,936
Posted By Clay B.
I have found strain gauges are better at...

I have found strain gauges are better at measuring stretch than compression. Why do you not want to just use load cells?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 13th, 2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,463
Posted By Clay B.
Done this both ways with Web handling in...

Done this both ways with Web handling in particular and prefer the virtual drive to multiple drives. The reason is tension control during accel and decel. I also prefer everything closed loop. This...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 13th, 2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,471
Posted By Clay B.
When it comes to interlocking via Ethernet I...

When it comes to interlocking via Ethernet I always try and have a standard block of data. Speed, Current State, etc. This way I know what I am looking for at each machine. The problem that comes in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 5th, 2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 26,795
Posted By Clay B.
Know this might be a silly question but how fast...

Know this might be a silly question but how fast are you touching? Depending on what is running the issue maybe with something else slowing down the screen and instead of a position response issue it...
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